Iola Vintage Military Show

A Very Special Thanks to Rick Muzzy and the Whole Team at Muzzy Broadcasting. Enjoy listening to show day interviews by Rick


Beautiful days end at the 2015 Iola car show !


One of America’s Largest Car Collector Show and Swap Meet!

Iola Car Show is a production of Iola Old Car Show Inc., a non-profit corporation established for the betterment of our area communities and to advance the specific charities of our members.

With over 300 acres that showcase more than 2,200 show cars, 4,430 swap spaces, 1,000 car corral spaces and 1,600 camping spaces, the Iola Car Show is one of the biggest events for auto enthusiasts in the Midwest. Our range of services, from free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi to our shuttle and bus services, are designed to provide you with a comfortable and convenient experience at the Iola Car Show and Swap Meet.


The annual show is located in north-central Wisconsin. Iola is easy to get to from anywhere in and around the state. Check out our directions page to find the fastest way to travel, wherever you’re coming from.



Show Car

Over 2,200 Show Cars

Participants will receive two free admissions and one dash plaque per vehicle.

Show Car  

Swap Meet

The Midwest Greatest Swap Meet

Beginning Thursday morning there will be no end to the automotive merchandise you encounter including vintage, nostalgic and memorabilia  in the swap meet.  You will have miles of shopping to walk through to find that special item for your collector car hobby.

We support downright good deals, and you're sure to find some. Whether you've been looking for a vintage steering wheel or a weather-seasoned fender to polish up for a hobby car, there's plenty of treasure to explore at the Iola Car Show Swap Meet. You might just find that nostalgic piece you need.


Swap Meet  

Car Corral

1,000 Car Corral Displays

Car Corral  


Easy access! Free shuttle service!

Camping is available on our grounds.  New this year we are adding an area near the Campground barn for vintage campers 1975 and older.

As a service to our campers we provide free shuttles to the show grounds. Shuttles run non-stop between 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.



The 2016 Show will be hosting all makes of the truck hobby; Light, Medium and the Heavy Duty Big Boys.  We will also be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Dodge Charger.  Come out and discover some of the greatest classic cars from throughout the 20th century; from the sleek coupes of the ’30s to the muscle cars of the ’70s and everything in between!  The Iola Car Show will be in its 44th year.  Other shows may imitate, but there is only one Iola Car Show.  It’s not just a show… it’s a tradition!

  • Blue Ribbon
  • Pre-War
  • Post-War
  • Military
  • Modified
  • Theme

Where to Stay


Getting here is easy. Staying is even easier.

Once you’re here, you’re not going to want to leave, we promise. If you’re not camping on the Iola Car Show grounds, there are a number of other accommodations in the area. Waupaca, WI is 14 miles south of us on Hwy 49.  Plover and Stevens Point, WI are 24 miles to the west of Iola on State Hwy 10.